In a torrid little cabin 'neath Aurora Boreeay Wild Bill waxed his whiskers, dabbed perfume behind each ear From a flask of Spanish lotion that he'd had for many years Kept it for occasions when he went to see his dear When he went down to see that little girl Slipped off a ring of silver, slipped on a ring of gold With a twenty-carat diamond that was carved into a rose An ivory-stemmed revolver was reflected in his boots That glittered like the cuff studs setting off his lovin' suit When he went down to see that little girl Threw a handful of ash on the fire Made his way out through the snow To the finest cuisine south of Canada The finest north of Mexico The lady who was his intension With the look fit to fetch or to kill Had tattooed 'neath the lace on her bosom 'Wild Bill Loves Diamond Lil' She was not just the girl of his dreams He was not only fond of her charms She could knock down a man at ninety paces While he rolled her around in his arms Shot a hole through the hand of Michael Miller As he crept up behind Wild Bill She said, "Now share a little of the life I've saved you Where you know you can relax and not get killed" Jacob nailed the ladder to the floor Now we can't move the ladder 'round no more Sunday is the day I go to church and pray the Lord Take me when I die to golden shores Monday is the day I go to work and pay our bills Saturday I go and spend what's left at Diamond Lil's Yeah, that's the day I go to Diamond Lil's In a torrid little cabin 'neath Aurora Boreeay Wild Bill waxed his whiskers dabbed perfume behind each ear From a flask of Spanish lotion that he'd had for many years Kept it for occasions when he went to see his dear When he went down to see Diamond Lil
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